One Direction Songwriter Talks 'Steal My Girl'
The guy who helped pen 1D's hits 'Best Song Ever' and 'You & I' has revealed the writing process behind the boys' latest track...
One Direction are back with a new grown-up sound and song to go with it, but who is the guy who helped them pen the track?
Co-writer Julian Bunetta has revealed just how 'Steal My Girl' came about, as well as what those cryptic lyrics really mean.
“There are a few meanings behind it … there is the one that speaks to the bigger picture of them and their fans, and there is the one that speaks to the actual person in your life, and that was very intentional,” he told MTV US.
“It’s based on everybody’s experience: you have six guys in a room that have all been in love before and we all have jealousy — some are better at hiding it than others, but we don’t like when people hit on our girlfriends.”
He went on to address claims that the track, which Louis and Liam helped pen, is startlingly similar to a Journey song.
“When we sat down and played the piano lick, nobody had any references in their head about what they wanted to write or anything and then I saw all the things about that [Journey song],” he said.
“At the end of the day, the lyric and the melody have nothing to do with any other song that I have ever heard. Sometimes there’s only so many things you can do with a piano at that tempo.